China's Rise: CSIS Event


October 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
C. Fred Bergsten (PIIE), Nicholas R. Lardy (PIIE), John J. Hamre (CSIS), J. Stapleton Roy (U.S Ambassador), James Lilley (U.S Ambassador), Charles Freeman (Center for Strategic and International Studies), Derek J. Mitchell (Center for Strategic and International Studies) and Daniel H. Rosen (China Strategic Advisory)

Event Summary

The Peterson Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a joint conference to release their new book China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities on October 8, 2008. Coauthors C. Fred Bergsten, Charles Freeman, Nicholas R. Lardy, Daniel Rosen, and Derek Mitchell spoke at the meeting on central aspects of China's world role and the political and economic relationship between China and the United States. Former US ambassadors to China James Lilley and J. Stapleton Roy commented on the book at the meeting.

The conference is part of the China Balance Sheet project, which has been conducted by the Peterson Institute and CSIS over the last three years. The initial product, China The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now about the Emerging Superpower was released in 2006. It was followed by a compendium of papers, The China Balance Sheet in 2007 and Beyond, prepared by the authors of the first book and several invited experts. The new volume aims to identify the most important future areas of challenges and potential cooperation in US-China relations.


Welcome Remarks
John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS
C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

30 Years of US-China Relations, and the Next 30 Years
Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy
Ambassador James Lilley

China's External Relations and Internal Challenges
Charles Freeman, CSIS: Calculating the Domestic Factors in China's Global Equation.
Derek Mitchell, CSIS: China and the World after the Olympics

China in the World Economy
Nicholas R. Lardy, Peterson Institute: Sustaining Economic Growth in China
Daniel Rosen, Peterson Institute and Rhodium Group: China’s Energy and Environmental Imperatives
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute: The China Challenge

Concluding Remarks
Charles Freeman, CSIS